We won't be there the entire time - how do we keep it secure?
One thing you will notice on many parks is the sense of community. Like the UK used to be in many towns and villages. Other home owners will keep an eye out for anything or anybody that looks suspicious. Park owners also will keep their security options open with CCTV in operation as well as barriers – it’s all there for your peace of mind. Some homes are fitted with alarms, again its all part of keeping your investment secure. If you’re sub-letting the unit, mention this to your neighbour or park owner so they are expecting different faces to appear.
When the park closes for the end of season some park owners will let you visit your holiday home for a day but no overnight stays. It’s best at the end of the season to take valuables back with you such as TV/DVD players etc but also make sure you have holiday home insurance to cover you against theft and storm. Where some parks are exposed to high winds, the unit will need to be anchored down (your insurer will no doubt ask the question) so this should be included in the pitching fees for your new home.
This is a serious holiday investment - use it!
The more you can use your holiday home the better value it is, so it’s a case of getting the best out of it. Retired people can spend weeks away in their holiday homes. Family sharing means you get the best value for your money. Also as with a house – the more you use it the better for keeping the interior aired and damp at bay. When you leave the home over a winter period don’t forget to turn your water off and drain the system where possible to in case of burst pipes. Taking our advice we hope that your experience will be a pleasurable one offering breaks for years to come.